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IEC publishes first technical specification for universal notebook charger

IEC publishes first technical specification for universal notebook charger

The International Electrotechnical Commission or IEC has announced that it has published the first globally relevant technical specification for a universal notebook charger. The charger outlined in the new specifications would work for a wide range of notebook computers. That would mean when you buy a new notebook you could use the charger from your old machine rather than buying a new one.

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iQi Mobile adds iPhone wireless charging to any soft case

iQi Mobile adds iPhone wireless charging to any soft case

It's not that it's hard to plug in a wire to charge your iPhone, it's just not that convenient. It would be much more convenient if all you needed to do to charge your iPhone was place it on a charge plate and walk away. A project called iQi Mobile for iPhone has recently reached its $30,000 funding goal on Indiegogo and promises to bring easy charging to iPhone devices with Lightning ports.

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New Google Nexus wireless charger now available

New Google Nexus wireless charger now available

It doesn't exactly take a lot of time or effort to plug a wire into your smartphone to charge. That doesn't mean that smartphone users wouldn't prefer to charge their device without having to use wires. There are all sorts of wireless charging accessories and cases on the market today and some devices come with wireless charging capability from the factory.

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USB PD replacing current standard: why this is excellent

USB PD replacing current standard: why this is excellent

The word is spreading here near the end of 2013: USB is over, if you want it. USB PD (Power Delivery) is set to be the new standard for the next generation, working with standard specifications set to start taking effect as early as 2014. This technology may very well change the way we power electronics, first and foremost because it's able to output up to 100 watts of power, 10 times that of today's current best in regular ol' USB technology.

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EnerPlex Packr backpack has built-in solar charger for gadgets

EnerPlex Packr backpack has built-in solar charger for gadgets

Anyone who's on the road a lot for work, school, or pleasure knows it can be a challenge keeping your gadgets charged up and ready to use away from an outlet. If your travels take you outdoors a lot, keeping your gadgets charged and keeping you in touch can be particularly troublesome. A company called Ascent Solar Technologies has announced a new backpack called the EnerPlex Packr that not only has plenty of room for all of your gear, but helps keep your gadgets powered working.

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San Diego Fashion Valley Mall gets first public SAE combo DC fast charging station for EVs

San Diego Fashion Valley Mall gets first public SAE combo DC fast charging station for EVs

There are several factors that will come together to help promote more consumer adoption of electric vehicles around the United States. A couple of those factors include vehicles with battery packs that allow longer driving range and faster charging stations. GM has announced that the San Diego Fashion Valley Mall has become the first location for a public SAE fast-charging station for electric vehicles.

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